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Cisco and NetApp: Build a Strong Foundation for Private Cloud with Flexpod for SAP Applications

…expod with Microsoft private cloud,  and even more recently about Flexpod and Citrix desktop virtualization. At SAPPHIRE 2012, I asked Cisco VP Server Access and Virtualization Satinder Sethi  , and NetApp VP Thomas Stanley Global Alliances and System Integrators,  to tell us what benefits this pre-integrated unified architecture is bringing to the SAP customers. As a proof point of the business impact of Flexpod, I invite you to watch what W…

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Cisco SAP Competence Center

Yesterday I met Michael Missbach, Phd.,  who is the head of the SAP Competence Center based in Germany. Michael who is the author and co-author  of numerous books on the SAP environment . He used to be  a senior consultant at the SAP-HP International Competence Center in Walldorf, Germany, specializing in IT infrastructure solutions.  He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in material science from the Universi…

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Cisco and SAP : State of the collaboration

The second day at SAPPHIRE 2012 has been as intense as the first day –  After interviewing one of the first UCS customer (Monsanto) about the deployment of SAP applications , I did a round of videos with EMC, NetApp and Cisco executives to measure our presence in this market and our collaboration with key players. Stay tuned for the videos on integrated stacks  (Vblock with EMC, Flexpod with NetApp) . I met Cisco VP Marketing, Data Center…

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Cisco at Sapphire 2012

A quick snapshot of @ciscodc at Sapphire – As expected a lot of activities for this first day in Orlando. On the front of the booth, we got a great audience as our speakers (see list of theater presentations) were covering numerous new capabilities developed by SAP and Cisco around intelligent automation, UCS , Flexpod or Vblock – Well to be perfectly honest the Mini Cooper games were certainly very attractive as well – Rememb…

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Cisco and SAP Sapphire: A Study in Effectiveness

      A few years ago Cisco and SAP would never have been said in the same sentence.  But today is a different day.  As Sapphire 2012  approaches, Cisco has become synonymous as an ideal platform for business critical applications, SAP being one of those applications.  The Cisco Unified Computing System is certified for all SAP solutions, include Extra Small, Small, Medium, and the newly certified Large Scale-Out HANA solution th…

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